ICD-11 classes
22 Injury, poisoning or certain other consequences of...

ICD-11 Burns

A burn is an injury to the tissues caused by a pathological flux of energy which causes cellular destruction and irreversible denaturation of proteins and is primarily caused by thermal or other acute trauma.

It includes 6 items.

  • internal chemical burn or corrosion
  • external chemical burn or corrosion
  • burns from hot objects
  • burns from friction
  • burns from hot air and hot gases
  • burns from lightning

It excludes 6 items.

  • Sunburn (EJ40)
  • Adverse cutaneous effects of therapeutic ionizing irradiation (EL60-EL63)
  • Adverse effects of phototherapy (EA00-EM0Z)
  • Photosensitivity due to drug (EH75)
  • Phototoxic reactions to skin contact with photoactive agents (EK20-EK2Z)
  • Neonatal phototherapy burn (KC50)

Diagnosis contains 4 clarifying diagnoses:

  1. Burns of external body surface, specified by site
    It contains 11 clarifying diagnoses.
  2. Burns of eye or internal organs
    It contains 4 clarifying diagnoses.
  3. Burns of multiple or unspecified body regions
    It contains 2 clarifying diagnoses.
  4. NE2Z — Burns, unspecified

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